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p4w
02-12-2008, 03:27 PM
I am trying to help out my local 4x4 club by working on their website for them. They currently run Joomla, but whoever installed it never set anything up.

Anyways, I've found a template I'd like to use, but I'm having a problem with it, and I don't know much about CSS. The center content area it gives me for the menu and any content I post doesn't seem wide enough. Any time I post articles with images, they hang off of the content area, and onto outer gray area.

How can I either widen the content area, or change it to some kind of dynamic width setup? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Here's the code:


/********************************************

HTML ELEMENTS

********************************************/



/* Top Elements */

* { margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0 }



body {

background: #CCC;

font: 70%/1.5em Verdana, Tahoma, arial, sans-serif;

color: #666666;

text-align: center;

margin: 15px 0;

}



/* links */

a, a:visited {

color: #5A93C9;

background: inherit;

text-decoration: none;

}

a:hover {

color: #9c0000;

background: inherit;

text-decoration: underline;

}



/* headers */

h1, h2, h3 {

font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma, Sans-serif;

font-weight: Bold;

}

h1 {

font-size: 160%;

font-weight: normal;

}

h2 {

font-size: 130%;

text-transform: uppercase;

color: #88ac0b;

}

h3 {

font-size: 130%;

}



h1, h2, h3, p {

padding: 10px;

margin: 0;

}

ul, ol {

margin: 5px 20px;

padding: 0 20px;

}



/* images */

img {

background: #FAFAFA;

border: 1px solid #DCDCDC;

padding: 5px;

}

img.float-right {

margin: 5px 0px 10px 10px;

}

img.float-left {

margin: 5px 10px 10px 0px;

}



code {

margin: 5px 0;

padding: 10px;

text-align: left;

display: block;

overflow: auto;

font: 500 1em/1.5em 'Lucida Console', 'courier new', monospace ;

/* white-space: pre; */

background: url(../images/post.jpg);

border: 1px solid #E0DBC9;

}

acronym {

cursor: help;

border-bottom: 1px solid #777;

}

blockquote {

margin: 10px;

padding: 0 0 0 25px;

background: url(../images/post.jpg);

border: 1px solid #E0DBC9;

font: bold 1.3em/1.5em 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma, Sans-serif;

color: #A89A6A;

}





/* start - table */

table {

border-collapse: collapse;

margin: 10px;

}

th strong {

color: #fff;

}

th {

background: #9c0000 url(../images/nav.jpg) repeat-x;

height: 29px;

padding-left: 12px;

padding-right: 12px;

color: #FFF;

text-align: left;

border-left: 1px solid #B6D59A;

border-bottom: solid 2px #FFF;

}

tr {

height: 30px;

}

td {

padding-left: 11px;

padding-right: 11px;

border-left: 1px solid #E8E8E8;

border-bottom: 1px solid #DFDFDF;

}

td.first,th.first {

border-left: 0px;

}

tr.row-a {

background: #F8F8F8;

}

tr.row-b {

background: #EFEFEF;

}

/* end - table */



/* form elements */

form {

margin:10px; padding: 0 5px;

border: 1px solid #D5D5D5;

background-color: #DADADA;

}

label {

display:block;

font-weight:bold;

margin:5px 0;

}

input {

padding:2px;

border:1px solid #eee;

font: normal 1em Verdana, sans-serif;

color:#777;

}

textarea {

width:400px;

padding:2px;

font: normal 1em Verdana, sans-serif;

border:1px solid #eee;

height:100px;

display:block;

color:#777;

}

input.button {

font: bold 12px Arial, Sans-serif;

height: 24px;

margin: 0;

padding: 2px 3px;

color: #FFF;

background: #9c0000 url(../images/nav.jpg) repeat-x 0 0;

border: none;

}



/* search form */

.searchform {

background-color: transparent;

border: none;

margin: 0; padding: 5px 0 15px 0;

width: 190px;

}

.searchform p { margin: 0; padding: 0; }

.searchform input.textbox {

width: 120px;

color: #777;

height: 18px;

padding: 2px;

border: 1px solid #E5E5E5;

vertical-align: top;

}

.searchform input.button {

width: 60px;

height: 24px;

padding: 2px 5px;

vertical-align: top;

}



/********************************************

LAYOUT

********************************************/

#wrap {

position: relative;

width: 820px;

background: #CCC url(../images/content.jpg) repeat-y center top;

margin: 0 auto;

text-align: left;

}

#top-bg {

position: absolute;

width: 820px;

height: 19px;

background: #CCC url(../images/top-bg.jpg) repeat-y center top;

top: 0; left: 0;

z-index: 2;

}

#content-wrap {

position: relative;

clear: both;

float: left;

width: 790px;

padding: 0;

background: #E8E8E8;

border-top: 5px solid #FFF;

border-bottom: 2px solid #D0D0D0;

margin-left: 15px;

display: inline;

}

#header {

width: 820px;

position: relative;

height: 100px;

background: #CCC url(../images/header-bg.jpg) repeat-y center top;

padding: 0;

color: #FFF;

}

#header h1#logo-text a {

position: absolute;

margin: 0; padding: 0;

font: bold 36px 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Sans-serif;

letter-spacing: -1px;

color: #AEAAAA;

text-transform: none;

text-decoration: none;



/* change the values of top and left to adjust the position of the logo*/

top: 25px; left: 30px;

}

#header h1#logo-text span {

color: #838181;

}

#header h2#slogan {

position: absolute;

margin: 0; padding: 0;

font: normal 12px 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Sans-serif;

text-transform: none;

color: #838181;



/* change the values of top and left to adjust the position of the slogan*/

top: 67px; left: 95px;

}



/* header links */

#header #header-links {

position: absolute;

top: 20px; right: 20px;

color: #838181;

font-size: 10px;

}



#header #header-links ul {

margin: 0;

padding: 0;

}



#header #header-links ul li {



list-style-type: none;

list-style-image: none;

margin-right: 10px;

margin-top: 0px;

padding: 0px;

float: right;



}



#header #header-links ul li a,

#header #header-links ul li a:link,

#header #header-links ul li a:visited {

color: #838181;

font-size: 10px;



}





#header #header-links a {

color: #838181;

text-decoration: none;

}

#header #header-links a:hover {

color: #444;

}



/* header-photo */

#header-photo {

clear: both;

height: 248px;

width: 790px;

margin: 0 auto;

background: #FFF url(../images/header-photo.jpg) no-repeat center center;

}



/* Navigation */

#nav {

clear: both;

padding: 0;

}

#nav ul {

float: left;

list-style: none;

background: url(../images/nav.jpg) repeat-x;

width: 790px;

text-transform: uppercase;

margin: 0 0 0 15px;

padding: 0;

display: inline;

}

#nav ul li {

display: inline;

margin: 0; padding: 0;

}

#nav ul li a {

display: block;

float: left;

width: auto;

margin: 0;

padding: 0 14px;

border-right: 1px solid #9c0000;

border-left: 1px solid #9c0000;

border-bottom: none;

color: #FFF;

font: bold 13px/2.8em "Century Gothic", "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif;

text-transform: uppercase;

text-decoration: none;

letter-spacing: 1px;

}

#nav ul li a:hover,

#nav ul li a:active {

background: url(../images/nav-hover.jpg) repeat-x;

}

#nav ul li a.active_menu {

background: url(../images/nav-hover.jpg) repeat-x;

}

#nav ul li a.active_menu:link {

background: url(../images/nav-hover.jpg) repeat-x;

}

#nav ul li a.active_menu:visited {

background: url(../images/nav-hover.jpg) repeat-x;

}

/* Main Column */

#main {

float: left;

width: 67%;

padding: 0; margin: 10px 0 0 10px;

display: inline;

}

#main td{

padding: 0; margin: 0;

}

#main table, p, tr, th{

padding: 0; margin: 0;

}

#main h1, .contentheading, .componentheading, h3 {

margin-top: 10px;

font: normal 1.6em 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma, Sans-serif;

color: #9c0000;

padding: 5px 0 5px 5px;

}

#main ul li {

list-style-image: url(../images/bullet.gif);

}



.post-footer {

background: url(../images/post.jpg);

padding: 5px; margin: 20px 10px 0 10px;

font-size: 95%;

color: #AEA471;

border: 1px solid #E0DBC9;

}

.post-footer .date{

margin: 0 10px 0 5px;

}

.post-footer a.comments {

margin: 0 10px 0 5px;

}

.post-footer a.readmore {

margin: 0 10px 0 5px;

}



/* Sidebar */

#sidebar {

float: left;

width: 26%;

padding: 0 10px 0 0; margin: 10px 0 0 0;

}

#sidebar h3 {

margin-top: 10px;

padding: 5px 5px;

font: bold 1.4em 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma, Sans-serif;

color: #9c0000;

}

#sidebar ul {

text-align: left;

margin: 7px 4px 8px 0; padding: 0;

text-decoration: none;

background: url(../images/dots.jpg) repeat-x left top;

}

#sidebar ul li {

list-style: none;

background: url(../images/dots.jpg) repeat-x left bottom;

padding: 4px 0 4px 5px;

margin: 0 2px;

}

* html body #sidebar ul li {

height: 1%;

}

#sidebar ul li a {

text-decoration: none;

background-image: none;

color: #666666;

}

#sidebar ul li a:hover {

color: #1773BC;

}



/* footer */

#footer-wrap {

clear: both;

width: 820px;

font-size: 95%;

text-align: left;

padding: 15px 0;

background: url(../images/footer-bottom.jpg) no-repeat center bottom;

}

#footer-wrap a {

text-decoration: none;

color: #666666;

font-weight: bold;

}

#footer-wrap a:hover {

color: #000;

}

#footer-wrap p {

padding:10px 0;

}

#footer-wrap h2 {

color: #666666;

margin: 0;

padding: 0 10px;

}



#footer-columns {

color: #888;

margin: 0 auto;

padding: 0;

width: 760px;

}

#footer-columns ul {

list-style: none;

margin: 10px 0 0 0;

padding: 0;

background: url(../images/footer-dots.jpg) repeat-x left top;

}

#footer-columns li {

background: url(../images/footer-dots.jpg) repeat-x left bottom;

}

#footer-columns li a {

display: block;

font-weight: normal;

padding: 3px 0 3px 10px;

width: 96%;

}

#footer-columns .col3, .col3-center {

float: left;

width: 32%;

}

#footer-columns .col3-center {

margin: 0 15px;

}



/* bottom */

#footer-bottom {

clear: both;

color: #666;

margin: 0 auto;

width: 820px;

padding: 10px 0;

text-align: center;

}



/* alignment classes */

.float-left { float: left; }

.float-right { float: right; }

.align-left { text-align: left; }

.align-right { text-align: right; }



/* display and additional classes */

.clear { clear: both; }

abduraooft
02-12-2008, 03:52 PM
A link to your page would be very useful. Nothing to do with CSS without its html

p4w
02-12-2008, 03:55 PM
Sorry about that!

http://www.pioneer4wheelers.org/151/

jcdevelopment
02-12-2008, 04:06 PM
could you possibly make this a little larger, that where i would start




#wrap {

position: relative;

width: 900px;/*changed this*/

background: #CCC url(../images/content.jpg) repeat-y center top;

margin: 0 auto;

text-align: left;

}

abduraooft
02-13-2008, 06:51 AM
@ p4w: I'm not sure whether it'll solve the problem completely as there are tables used in the structure. Any way, have a try by changing template.css (line 294)

#maincolumn, #maincolumn_full {
/*margin-left:20%;*/
overflow-x:auto;

padding-left:15px;
width:75%;
}



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